City of Pocatello Legal Assistant in Pocatello, Idaho

This job was posted by https://idahoworks.gov : For more information, please see: https://idahoworks.gov/ada/r/jobs/1072714 CLASSIFICATION SUMMARYThe Legal Assistant prepares infraction and misdemeanor criminal files, including domestic battery offenses and probation violation hearings, for prosecution by the City's Chief Criminal Prosecutor. The job duties are administrative in nature requiring superior organizational skills, attention to detail, and strong communication skills.This position performs clerical, administrative, and legal work for the City Attorney's Office. This job requires knowledge of the criminal and civil court systems and court processes and procedures. Work includes reviewing and preparing legal documents requiring knowledge of legal processes, procedures, and terminology and significant attention to detail.The job requires the ability to maintain a collaborative and cooperative working relationship with elected and appointed officials, other City employees, other organizations, and the general public.The work environment is a Department office environment. The noise level is generally moderate.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (illustrative only and may vary by assignment)Prepares infraction and misdemeanor files for prosecution by the City's Chief Criminal Prosecutor from inception to conclusion, including, but not limited to, hearings, pre-trial conferences, discovery requests, court trials or jury trials, sentencing hearings, reopen hearings, and probation violation hearings. Contacts and sends court information to victims in battery, stalking, contact order violation, protection order, and related cases. Researches DUI/DWP tickets for prior convictions, completes file with citation, arresting officer report, accident report, defendant criminal history, driving record, video and/or audio records, and all related required documents. Amends charges and court filings as needed to reflect prior convictions. Monitors defendant to determine if probation conditions are met. Prepares and files motion for probation violations as needed. Drafts legal filings including, but not limited to, letters, documents, motions, orders, affidavits, and related documents. Works with the Police Department's Victim-Witness Coordinator to ensure victim contact, compliance, preparatory trial work, and all other aspects relating to the victim and prosecution of domestic battery offenses. Contacts victims and prepares and files restitution requests. Monitors court ordered restitution and compliance by defendant, including subsequent hearings and appeals. Prepares witness and victim subpoena's, including for law enforcement officers involved in cases. Coordinates court appearances with law enforcement witnesses, schedules appointments with witness and attorneys, drafts jury instructions, prepares exhibit lists, and related duties.Assists civil attorneys and administrative staff in Department as needed.Performs duties of receptionist including answering and directing telephone calls, responding to in-person and telephone requests for information and assistance, answering inquiries, taking messages, and performing related office and administrative duties.Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.CLASSIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty satisfactorily and be successful in the position.Knowledge of:? Idaho criminal and civil court system and court processes and procedures;? Legal terminology;? Office reception methods and techniques;? Operation of standard office equipment;? Operation of a personal computer and job-related software applications.Skill and Ability to:? Prepare files for prosecution by the C ity's Chief Criminal Prosecutor;? Prepare responses to discovery requests by defense attorneys;? Prepare misdemeanor and domestic battery and/or infraction files for scheduled pre-trial court hearings.Prepare files for criminal proceedings including, but not limited to, hearings, pre-trial conferences,suppression hearings, discovery requests, review hearings, trials, and probation violation hearings;? Contact and send court information to victims in battery, stalking, contact order violation, protection order, and related cases;? Research DUI/DWP tickets for prior convictions. Amend charges and court filings as needed to reflect prior convictions;? Ensure files are complete with citation, arresting officer report, accident report, defendant criminal history, driving record, video and/or audio records, and all related required documents;? Prepare duplicate files for defendant and/or defending attorney as needed;? Ensure victims, witnesses, and other interested and/or affected parties are informed of court dates, including issuing subpoenas;? Prepare domestic battery filings for prosecution including, but not limited to, obtaining and making copies of photo and audio evidence, statements, worksheets, and defendant criminal history. Work with the Police Department's Victim-Witness Coordinator to ensure victim contact, compliance, preparatory trial work, and all other aspects relating to the victim a